Gala Casino Review

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Rating:    8.0/10

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Gala is well known for its bingo halls, but it previously operated a number of bricks-and-mortar casinos, now only available in online incarnations following the sale of the land-based locations to the Rank Group, owner of Grosvenor Casinos. Coming from the same stable as bookmaker Coral, the casino offering is similar to its sister company, but by no means the same - Gala is more focused on the glamourous side of the sector, with exciting images of circus performers and dancers lending the site a Las Vegas feel.

Whereas Coral is bedecked in corporate blue, Gala Casino is dressed in black and shades of purple - a world away from the stark brightness of its sister site.

On landing on the homepage, you are met with a simple carousel advertising popular games and promotions which are well made and fit the theme of the site perfectly. There is a wall of thumbnails which can be clicked on to access the titles instantly, a menu for browsing through the full catalogue and a download option if you’d prefer to play that way.

  • A large selection of market leading games
  • Decent welcome bonus with achievable wagering requirement
  • Stuttering desktop menu
  • Large number of games available to play on mobile

The iOS and Android apps work like a dream, with a surprisingly large number of games to play - over 100 titles are at your fingertips. Playing on an iPhone browser is perfectly fine, but you may find a few difficulties on an Android phone. During this review, the site refused to load on an Android device, both in Chrome and on the native browser. However, most mobile players will utilise the apps, so that shouldn’t really be an issue.



Gala Casino Information




Information:
Name
Gala Casino
Jurisdiction
Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner

Company
Gala
Year Established
2000
Software
Playtech

Banking Methods:
VISA MasterCard VISA Debit Neteller Skrill Moneybookers Maestro PayPal U Kash Paysafe Card Click2Pay Click and Buy

Languages:
English

Ratings Breakdown:
Software 9
Graphics 10
Game Variety 9
Bonuses 7
Promotions 6
Banking Options 9
Wagering Requirements 6
Customer Support 6
Mobile 8

Overall
8

Good Points:
  • Wide range of games
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Free play option
  • Live chat
  • VIP rewards and loyalty scheme
  • Wide range of banking methods
  • Single wallet across brands
  • No charges for deposits or withdrawals
Needs Improvement:
  • High wagering requirements


Contact Addresses:

Registered Address
Gala Interactive
2nd Floor, Regal House
Queensway
Gibraltar
N/A
Gibraltar


Contact Phones:

Support:
0800 328 4272

International:
+44(0)1483 716 551




Contact Emails:

Support:
help@galacasino.com




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Gala Casino Games

Gala offers over 300 games from leading producer Playtech and its subsidiary company Virtue Fusion, giving slots fans the chance to play some of the most popular offerings on the market, including The Incredible Hulk, Rocky and Prowling Panther. There is a multitude of live and video table and card games in addition to a Macau-style casino.

The only thing you miss out on at Gala Casino is the new breed of state-of-the-art games that push the boundaries of the slots genre and tend to come from some of the smaller developers. However, most players will find the choice here is more than enough.

Gala Macau offers a Far-East twist on live casino games and slots, though for some bizarre reason games like Red Dog and American Roulette are lumped in with Sic Bo and slots like Zhao Cai Jin Bao. It would be nice to see offerings like Mahjong or Pai Gow Tiles here, but they are missing, most likely because there isn’t much demand for them to be produced by software developers. Regardless of whether or not certain titles “fit” in the Macau section, it certainly helps Gala Casino stand out from the rest.

Casino Gameplay

The games work perfectly well and look great, as is expected from such a prominent force in the industry. Unfortunately, only some of them can be tested on in demo mode, which is a shame as that may put off some newer players who want to get to grips with the action before they deposit.

Users may also find the main games menu on the desktop homepage a little irritating, as the thumbnails jump up and spin round whenever you hover over them. It is undoubtedly a clever trick, as it shows off a bit of the action in the game, but it is distracting and slows things down. The animation sticks a fair amount because of this.

The mobile offering is huge, with over 100 titles ripe for the taking, and the apps for Android and iOS are elegant and sleek. If you’re accessing the mobile site on an Android device, make sure that your browser is updated to the latest version or you may find that you have some trouble with getting pages to load.

Gala Casino Bonuses and Promotions

The welcome bonus at Gala Casino is a 100 percent match of your first deposit up to £400, with a wagering requirement of 20 times the deposit and bonus within 14 days. Compared with many of its rivals, it is a decent deal, although 14 days could be a little restrictive if you’ve claimed the full £400.

There are also cash prize draws, a game of the week offering cashback and a Comp Points system, which acts as a loyalty bonus. Weekly bonuses such as Top Up Tuesday are a nice touch and will keep you coming back for more if you’re a fan of the site.

Conclusion

You will find a solid choice of popular titles at Gala Casino and aside from the annoying desktop menu, you will experience some generally good gameplay, particularly on mobile. The bonuses are tempting and offer very fair wagering requirements, which helps to make this casino one well worth considering.

 

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User Ratings

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